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John Murtha: Caving In to Arabs Since 1980 (Ann Coulter)
Human Events ^ | February 21, 2007 | Ann Coulter

Posted on 02/21/2007 3:32:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Rumored ex-Marine John Murtha, Democrat congressman from Pennsylvania, has become the darling of the cut-and-run crowd for trying to place absurd restrictions on our troops, amounting to withdrawal from Iraq. Were Arab sheiks whispering into his ear?

In case you missed the video on "I Love the '80s," Rep. Murtha was caught on tape negotiating bribes with Arab sheiks during the FBI's Abscam investigation in 1980. The Abscam investigation was conducted by Jimmy Carter's Justice Department, not right-wing Republicans.

On tape, Murtha told the undercover FBI agent: "When I make a f***in' deal I want to make sure that I know exactly what I'm doing and ... what I'm sayin' is, a few investments in my district ..."

It is a profound and shocking fact that Murtha even showed up at this meeting, knowing he was going to be negotiating bribe money with Arabs.

Murtha added that he wanted the investment in his district to look like it was done "legitimately ... when I say legitimately, I'm talking about so these bastards up here can't say to me ... 'Jesus Christ, ah, this happened,' then he (someone else), in order to get immunity so he doesn't go to jail, he starts talking and fingering people and then the son of a bitch all falls apart."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abscaam; abscam; anncoulter; coulter; cutandrun; defeatocrats; democrats; dims; dumbocrats; iraq; johnmurtha; marinecorps; mideast; pelosiposse; rats; usmc
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; bmwcyle; desherwood7; FairOpinion; Fedora; freema; Just A Nobody; RedRover; ...
Murtha Watch ping.

Ann Coulter nails murtha but good!

Murtha accuses Marines of killing "innocent civilians in cold blood" during an ongoing investigation. Semper Fi, Mr. Dirty Congressman.

21 posted on 02/21/2007 3:54:55 PM PST by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rush Limbaugh President, and Annie Coulter, VP, that would be a great combination!


22 posted on 02/21/2007 3:56:41 PM PST by agincourt1415 (The Sum of all Fears: Democrats running the war or trying to run away from the war on terror.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So this is not a new posture assumed by John Murtha. It turns out he was an unindicted co-conspirator in the ABSCAM sting scandals that rocked the House and Senate in 1980 (Carter years, remember?), but he escaped prosecution by ratting out some of his buddies.

Loyalty. Another big character trait of John Murtha.

Maybe this is what Nancy Pelosi saw in the man.

That, and he is about two eye-blinks away from being a drooling idiot.


23 posted on 02/21/2007 3:58:25 PM PST by alloysteel
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To: Redbob

I'd rather see her as Secretary of State. I'm a little tired of all this 'diplomacy' crap.


24 posted on 02/21/2007 3:59:58 PM PST by uptoolate (If it sounds absurd, 51% chance it was sarcasm.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
I got a bumpersticker for you:

Barak HUSSEIN Obama!

25 posted on 02/21/2007 4:03:29 PM PST by Redbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the record, Ann Coulter, a Marine is not an "ex-Marine" unless he or she receives a Dishonorable Discharge. One is a "Former Marine" and/or a "Marine."

Otherwise, AC is spot on!
Murtha is a disgrace to the Corps and the Congress.

And as I have said many times, I only wish the Marine Corps would activate Murtha just so they could court martial him.

One thing for sure, Murtha won't be invited to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball!



Semper Fi,
Kelly


26 posted on 02/21/2007 4:11:22 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would like to hear that "Old Where's Mine" came too one day and had to ask himself the following questions:
1)Where hell am I?
2)Why do my head and face hurt so much?
3)Where is my underwear?
27 posted on 02/21/2007 4:14:50 PM PST by Rumplemeyer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I called my then congressman's (Curt Weldon) office to voice my displeasure with Weldon for standing up for murtha a while ago in the house. Weldon's secretary gave me a hard time about it. I sure miss having Bob Walker as my representative.
28 posted on 02/21/2007 4:15:48 PM PST by Post5203 (Murtha and Kerry: Pull out before the job is done...AKA Premature Evacuation)
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To: kellynla
...a Marine is not an "ex-Marine" unless he or she receives a Dishonorable Discharge...

Murtha's got my vote for Dishonorable Discharge unless there is an even lower category for this waste of skin.

29 posted on 02/21/2007 4:20:09 PM PST by Nateman (Socialism , the real global menace threatening mankind!)
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To: popdonnelly

Interesting how all these low-lifes get themselves elected to Congress. Any decent people there?

I think there must be rampant fraud going on at the ballot box- how else could all these kooks keep getting elected?


30 posted on 02/21/2007 4:21:20 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: popdonnelly

"Any decent people there?"

In Congress?? You're kidding, right? Certainly not amongst the 'Rats.


31 posted on 02/21/2007 4:26:27 PM PST by Cincinnatus.45-70 (Patriotism to DemocRats is like sunlight to Dracula.)
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Rumored ex-Marine John Murtha, Democrat congressman from Pennsylvania, has become the darling of the cut-and-run crowd for trying to place absurd restrictions on our troops, amounting to withdrawal from Iraq. Were Arab sheiks whispering into his ear?

In case you missed the video on "I Love the '80s," Rep. Murtha was caught on tape negotiating bribes with Arab sheiks during the FBI's Abscam investigation in 1980. The Abscam investigation was conducted by Jimmy Carter's Justice Department, not right-wing Republicans.

On tape, Murtha told the undercover FBI agent: "When I make a f***in' deal I want to make sure that I know exactly what I'm doing and ... what I'm sayin' is, a few investments in my district ..."

It is a profound and shocking fact that Murtha even showed up at this meeting, knowing he was going to be negotiating bribe money with Arabs.

Murtha added that he wanted the investment in his district to look like it was done "legitimately ... when I say legitimately, I'm talking about so these bastards up here can't say to me ... 'Jesus Christ, ah, this happened,' then he (someone else), in order to get immunity so he doesn't go to jail, he starts talking and fingering people and then the son of a bitch all falls apart."

For those of you just joining us, no, this isn't a scene from "The Sopranos." It's an actual conversation between a U.S. congressman and an FBI agent posing as an Arab sheik offering a bribe.

Murtha further said that although he was not prepared to accept cash at that time, "after we've done some business, then I might change my mind." You know, just what you or I or any American might say when offered a cash bribe by an Arab.

The ever-helpful media exposed the Abscam investigation before it could be completed, and consequently we were deprived of the possibility of seeing Murtha on tape stuffing cash in his trousers like the other Democratic congressmen (and one "moderate" Republican) convicted in the Abscam investigation. Or, as Al Gore used to call such a fund-raising procedure, "community outreach."

But Murtha was willing to trade favors in return for investment in his district – and suggested he might take cash down the line. In other words, Murtha wasn't calling for an immediate surrender of his scruples and principles, but rather a phased withdrawal of them.

In fact, according to a co-conspirator's affidavit, it didn't take long for Murtha to warm to the idea of a cash bribe.

About a month after the taped meeting with Murtha, the co-conspirator, lawyer Howard L. Criden, wrote in his affidavit: "Yesterday, Feb. 1, (Democrat Congressman Frank 'Topper') Thompson called and told me that Murtha was ready to go," adding that Murtha had indicated "during January that he was not ready to do business but would be willing to do so in the future."

Criden said: "Congressman Murtha of Pennsylvania would be willing to enter into an agreement similar to that of the other congressmen" – i.e., taking $50,000 cash from the sheiks for legislative favors.

Criden's affidavit went unsigned, according to his lawyer, Richard Ben-Veniste, solely because of the resulting publicity when the press blew the investigation, leading Criden to believe the prosecutors had broken the deal.

Criden was later convicted and sentenced to six years in prison, along with seven members of Congress (six of them Democrats). Murtha was an unindicted co-conspirator. (Would that Patrick Fitzgerald were prosecuting the case!)

As an attorney, let me give you the technical legal description of what occurred: John Murtha was as guilty as O.J. Simpson.

Now Murtha issues high moral pronouncements on the war and denounces our troops, calling the U.S. military "broken, worn out" and "living hand to mouth." Gee, too bad there aren't any Arab sheiks offering them cash bribes. Sounds like they could really use the money.

Murtha accuses Marines of killing "innocent civilians in cold blood" during an ongoing investigation. Semper Fi, Mr. Dirty Congressman.

Instead of toppling brutal dictators and spreading democracy in the Middle East, Murtha apparently prefers the old way of doing business with Arabs, where he gets juice from the sheiks.

The Democrats' cheat-sheet on Murtha demands that it be shouted out: "He didn't take a bribe on tape!" That's their defense. There is not even a pretense that he didn't talk to Arabs about a bribe.

He negotiated with a prostitute at the bar, but never consummated the deal. He's a saint! Let him be my congressman!

It's the Clintonian "incompetency" defense: Murtha was willing to be bribed; he just never got his act together enough to pick up the cash. I may not be honest, but I'm way too disorganized to actually take bribes!

Fine, Murtha was never convicted. Neither was Nixon. Venal hack John Murtha was willing to sell his country's interests to Arab sheiks. This is the man Democrats have put up to lead the anti-war charge today, demanding that the commander in chief stop deploying troops against his Arab friends.

If only this whole war thing would blow over, maybe that Arab is still waiting out there with a deal for him.


32 posted on 02/21/2007 4:29:27 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: sport

"They had a choice and chose him (Murtha)."


They chose Murtha for one reason and one reason only:

Porkporkporkporkporkporkporkporkpork!!

"Sooey, sooey, pigpigpigpigpigpigpig!!!"

(Thanks, PA 12th District. Thanks a hell of a lot!)


33 posted on 02/21/2007 4:29:55 PM PST by elcid1970
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To: cookcounty

"Wasn't there a more complete tape of this that came out in September? Where is it?????"

The Full Murtha - FBI’s 54 Min Video Of Abscam Sting | Sweetness & Light
http://www.sweetness-light.com/archive/the-full-murtha-the-fbis-video-of-abscam-sting


34 posted on 02/21/2007 4:35:02 PM PST by Sam Hill
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To: perfect stranger; AZ_Cowboy

Ann Coulter ping!

35 posted on 02/21/2007 4:36:10 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

That congressional district may deserve this prick but we sure don't.


36 posted on 02/21/2007 4:37:04 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: elcid1970

No, My guess is that Murtha has strong union backing, and in Rendell's PA, that's all you need to win. I'm pretty sure that Johnstown is a blue collar town.


37 posted on 02/21/2007 4:37:10 PM PST by Eva
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The fact that his district re-elected him after Abscam demonstrates that there is nothing he could do, no matter how obscenely immoral, illegal, or stupid, that would result in his electoral defeat.


38 posted on 02/21/2007 4:37:11 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

ABSCAM was barely mentioned in the latest campaign that got Murtha reelected. The newspaper in my hometown didn't mention it; the Pittsburgh t.v. stations didn't mention it. I doubt the voters in Murtha's district even know much about it. Diana Irey tried to run against him, but she didn't have enough money or clout to beat him. Republicans need to get an experienced, savvy, clean politician to run against him who's willing to shovel some dirt. Murtha can be beaten.


39 posted on 02/21/2007 4:48:29 PM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

the wimps at the white house and gop expect the volunteer base to do their public relations and take on domestic enemies

lazy cowardly bastards

then, to add insult to injury, they betray the base

welcome to november 2006


40 posted on 02/21/2007 5:17:54 PM PST by Enduring Freedom (what does al qaeda and bush have in common? caves)
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